Saturday, July 31, 2010

I got my information packet in the mail today.

My hubby always checks the mail everyday, cause our mail box is all the way down at the bottom of our extremely long drive way, and I can not walk that far right now, so when he came in he handed me the mail, like every other day.  But today, I received my paper work for my preop appointments, and instructions for surgery.

  First of all, I will have to attend a 4 hour class on nutrition, which I personally think is awesome, and it asked that I bring my support with me.  Just be coincidence its on a Wednesday, which is my hubby's day off.  Yay, my support gets to go!!  It also states that I will need to purchase a started kit, that consists of vitamins, protein supplement, 6 shakes, 6 pudding shakes, and a box of meal replacement bars.  Its 100.00.  At first I thought, OMG that is soo expensive, but then I got to adding it all up individually, because you can order your supplies off the website   individually. It would be about the same price, if you ordered it individually, as it is getting the starter kit.  I also saw that I will have to be on a 2 week program of strictly protein shakes/ bars. I will need approximately 8 boxes of bars, and 28 shakes.  I have heard these things taste horrible.  We shall see. I will be looking at approximately 145-160 dollars for this.  I am thankful that my insurance pays for the entire weight loss program fee though, because that alone is 3000.00 dollars and most insurances only pay half of this.  Strictly medicare does not cover it at all, but I have humana gold plus as my secondary insurance, and it covered it all.

  My two week diet will be as followed

  • 1 new life supplement shake or bar               

  •  2 tbsp. benefiber mixed with a non- calorie beverage (aka Crystal light, water, decaf tea)

Morning Snack  
  • New Life Supplement Shake

  •   New life supplement bar

Afternoon Snack 
  • New Life Supplement Shake

  •   New Life Supplement Shake OR Bar
  • 2 TBSP Benefiber mixed into a non-calorie- drink
Evening Snack
  • New Life Supplement Nutrition Bar
So needless to say I am going to be hungry, lol.  Plus we will be on our vacation during this time.  This will really test my strength, everyone else having seafood, ice cream, sodas and yummy stuff, and I will not allowed to have any of those, but since I have been on this 1200 calorie diet since April, maybe this will not affect me to much.  I will update again when I get new information.


  1. I am so envious that you are so close to your surgery date. I am in the second month of a six month diet that is required by my insurance.

    I am happy to have found your blog as keeping up with your progress will help me I am sure.

    Good luck on beginning your starter kit. At first I thought $100 was a lot as well, but considering I will be replacing regular food it doesn't seem so much.

    I would love for you to visit my web site / blog at Maybe we could share links.

    Hang in there. You can do anything you decide you are going to do. I wish you well.

  2. hi there, absolutely I would love to keep up with yours as well, I believe that the best sucess any of of us are gonna have, is being supportive to one another, this is a journey only us overweight people can experience together, and its a new shot at our new life.